Spring 2023 Activities

Poetry Cafe

The inaugural Beeches Independent School Poetry Cafe was held on Wednesday 25th May. As the sun shined, parents and carers gathered in the garden to celebrate the end of a successful term’s learning.

Everyone had been working hard baking, flower arranging, and blowing up balloons to decorate the school. The pupils took orders from their guests and served homemade sausage rolls, cakes, and cookies before entertaining them with a performance of poems which they had written themselves. The pupils were superstars, and everyone had a fantastic time!

Pupils at The Beeches Independent School have been keeping busy with their studies, extra-curricular activities, and charitable initiatives. Using the money raised from their Christmas Fayre, they purchased items for the homeless community such as sleeping bags, jumpers, water bottles, tents, gloves, and hats. The pupils then delivered these to The Salvation Army to hand out to people in need.

For Red Nose Day, the school collected food donations from staff, parents, carers, and our homes, which our pupils then delivered to The Salvation Army Food Bank. The pupils also took part in a range of different Red Nose Day themed activities such as quizzes and word searches.

On World Book Day, everyone enjoyed dressing up as their favourite book characters and participating in reading activities. They’ve also been getting creative in their Art lessons with painting and making fossils.

In RE pupils have been learning about Buddhism, therefore an enrichment visit was arranged at the local Buddhist and Meditation Centre so that they could meet practicing Buddhists and experience what it is like to go into the centre. Everyone enjoyed joining in with a short meditation, listening to stories, and learning about some of the Buddhist practices. We are really pleased that all pupils were extremely engaged, respectful of the culture, and asked lots of questions.

In Food Technology our pupils have been learning how to prepare, cook, and tidy away in the kitchen. One of their latest topics was “Foods from Around the World” where they learnt about spices from Asia and were introduced to a new ingredient – ghee, which is used in many Indian dishes. The pupils had a go at cooking dishes using various techniques including special “Sunshine Chicken Kebabs”, chicken curry, and Bombay potatoes with spinach. In another lesson they learnt about Sweden’s National dish – meatballs served with garlic herb potatoes, and were taught how to make a roux to create a gravy. Once the pupils finished preparing their dishes, they plated and tasted their food together. For Easter, they got to make everyone’s favourite treat – chocolate cereal cakes with mini eggs!

In Science pupils have been conducting a range of different experiments to learn about light and shadows. They used torches, card, and mirrors to show how light reflects at the same angle.

They have also been keeping fit in PE and going on lots of fun trips, including to the local farm where they enjoyed observing all the different animals, and exploring the natural environment.